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Message started by Curious Aardvark on Nov 11th, 2022 at 11:45am

Title: Not a well aardvark - prospective members please read
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 11th, 2022 at 11:45am
Just a quick note for people trying to sign up for an account.
I've been quite ill the last week or two, to the extent that had to call an ambulance out on Monday as I couldn't breath.

That was an experience I'm not in a hurry to replicate.

At the moment I'm alternating between trying to cough up a lung and feeling terminally nauseous, the latter due to the antibiotics.
There are other complications that I'll spare you
But this the illest I can ever remember being :-(

So not currently spending any time on the computer.

All username request emails have been received and I'll get to them as and† when I can.

Thank you for your patience .
CA

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Post by JudoP on Nov 11th, 2022 at 12:26pm
Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself

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Post by IronGoober on Nov 11th, 2022 at 12:48pm
Seconded! Take care of yourself! Hope you recover soon.

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Post by David Morningstar on Nov 11th, 2022 at 3:02pm
Get well soon CA!

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Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 11th, 2022 at 5:37pm
Sorry to hear that CA.† Hope you're able to rest well and get better.

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Post by Mersa on Nov 11th, 2022 at 7:43pm
Get well soon bro

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Post by winkleried on Nov 12th, 2022 at 5:56pm
Take care and get better Bro.

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Post by lobohunter on Nov 12th, 2022 at 9:04pm
Take care old freind

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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 12th, 2022 at 9:45pm
Get well soon. Honey and tea is good for what aleís u

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Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 15th, 2022 at 4:16am
Get well soon.

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 15th, 2022 at 10:41am
cheers for the wishes folks.

Pretty much kicked the chest infection, now dealing with a LOT of water retention.
Got an ultrasound tomorrow.

But given that the water removal tablets did exactly nothing, I'm assuming my kidneys are pretty much shot. Or at best temporarily non-functional.
So theres that to look forward to.
The doctor did mention something about my liver as well.

Anyway all caught up on singn ups now :-)

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Post by Rat Man on Nov 16th, 2022 at 6:46am
Feel better soon, my friend.

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Post by David Beatty on Nov 16th, 2022 at 7:46am
I wish you good health Curious Aa.
And a speedy recovery.

David

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 17th, 2022 at 1:10pm
Well had my first ever x-ray yesterday and an ultrasound.
They won't tell you much, but apparently no obvious problems

They did tell me I had water in my lungs.
Well, yeah lol not exactly news.

So it looks like it's 'just' my whole blood chemistry that ms utterly and totally buggered.

And while the NHS is pretty good, fast it isn't.
The emphasis on the patient to try and force things through, rather than any attempt on the part of doctors to fix you.

So I'm basically a coughing water filled out if breath lump for the foreseeable future.

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Post by Rat Man on Nov 17th, 2022 at 3:09pm
   Though it took time, a few things I thought were buggered up forever eventually healed.  There's always hope. 

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 18th, 2022 at 8:21am
Yeah, this is all related to the diabetes.
If I can find some medication that doesn't make me suicidal, that'll go a long way.

At the moment I can't walk the dogs, or do anything even slightly strenuous, just get light headed and out of breath.
Just can't get any real oxygen into my lungs.

Plus I'm puffed up like the stay puff marshmallow man.
My legs are so swollen that I've got liquid coming out of my feet
Kinda gross, there's enough 'water' in my crocs to pour out every couple hours.

Got blood tests next week, but no way to contact the doctor and tell him the water loss pills have zero effect.
They don't accept messages.
So got to call up next week and try to get a consultation.
It's frustrating, to say the least :-)


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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 18th, 2022 at 5:19pm
Guess with all of this going on with u I can expect no video advice for corrections to my swing. Oh well think Iíll make do, hope u get well soon. Remember have some tea and honey, honey has all kinds of healing properties to it especially if it is from a locally harvested source. Take care

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Post by funditor on Nov 19th, 2022 at 1:03pm
Wow now this does not sound so good, hope you feel better by now!

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 20th, 2022 at 7:05am
What people don't realise about honey us that it's over 80percent pure sugar.
There are all sorts of things that would be good for me if I weren't diabetic.

That said my blood sugar doesn't seem to have any connection to my diet at the moment.
Which is also seriously worrying.

Got blood tests on Tuesday and then hopefully we can start trying to get the whole mess sorted.

@blindsquirrel
Bung me the video and I'll have a look :-)
Waist and legs is what you needed to start using, more fluidity and better weight transfer, so we'll see how you're getting on :-)


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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 20th, 2022 at 2:55pm
Here is a link to one of my most recent shots at 15m (50feet) vs. a quail egg.
https://youtube.com/shorts/uivKsrTqM1E?feature=share
And I think u should do a little more research about honey and diabetes. There is some very interesting research on type1 diabetes and honey.

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 21st, 2022 at 9:02am
I'm type 2 - well I was. At the moment I think I'm out on my own with type 3.
But general rule of thumb is to avoid all carbohydrates as much as possible.

Type 2 is quite different to type 1
Often type 2 is caused by insulin resistance, so plenty of insulin in your blood, it just doesn't do a great deal.
It's actually a lot more involved than type 1, which is basically poor insulin† :'(production.

At the moment my biggest problem is water retention.
I figure I'm carrying at least 20kgs of excess water in my tissue.
My legs are swollen tight and I've got water oozing out of them, which is pretty gross.
I also look about 6 months pregnant. And that's really hard and tight as well.
After 4 weeks of heavy duty coughing my stomach muscles are tight and objecting to being stretched.

The major problem is the water in my lungs, just can't breath properly and after walking about 10yards I'm light headed and out of breath

I mean I've walked dogs with torn Achilles tendons and torn quadriceps and something nasty I did to my right knee - twice.

But not being able to breathe has just shut me down completely.
Never known anything like it

Can't even drive in case I come down with a coughing fit and run into something.

I've got a blood test tomorrow and a mystery appointment Wednesday, which may or may not be to discuss the ultrasound and x-ray results.
And hopefully a conversation later today to see if there's an alternate water loss tablet I can take instead of the ones that aren't doing anything.

So all in all things are moving as fast as I can push them.

The medical centre receptionists main job would seem to be to keep the patients and doctors as far away from each other as possible.
So all in all I think I'm doing better than average.
I do lay it on as thick as possible, which at the moment really isn't hard
So I think I got the 'he actually sounds like he's dying !' sympathy vote.


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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 21st, 2022 at 9:19am
Throw looks better :-)

Try stepping forward with your front leg instead.
It puts you less off balance and gives you a smooth transition into leaning into the throw.
https://youtu.be/cVJHS8yIWT0
This is me slinging fairly relaxed.
You can see the weight transference quite clearly.

It doesn't look like there's much power in the throw, but I'm throwing at a target 50 metres away and seriously uphill.
The shots that miss travel a further 50 metres before hitting ground.
So it's a very efficient throw that I could easily keep up for days, and did :-)

I think the second hodd hill expedition, I threw well over a thousand throws in 2 days with zero side effects.

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Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 21st, 2022 at 12:27pm
Curious Aardvark, I like your video. It's well done and clear.
And better health.

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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 21st, 2022 at 4:21pm
I think Iíll just keep doing what Iím doing. my resent shot successís and placement on the online competitions speaks for its self, saying that my throw is exactly how it needs to be for me. Thanks for ur opinion though. Get well soon.

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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 22nd, 2022 at 7:37pm
I think this says it all, enjoy. And get well soon.
https://youtube.com/shorts/_m1EL4EJIgk?feature=share

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 6:00am
hi folks i dont know if you will recieve this or not. this is Curious Aardvarks father. i regret to say my beloved son passed away last night Tuesday 22 november. We dont yet know the cause bit as you will see from previous posts he had benn very poorly.

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Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 6:28am
My deepest condolences from France.
I appreciated his kindness and availability.

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Post by Rat Man on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 7:30am
   I am stunned and gutted.  RIP c_a.  It was an honor being your friend. 

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Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 7:41am
Thank you for letting us know.  My deepest sympathy.

This news makes me feel absolutely hollow.  RIP CA.  I've only been here several years, so I knew him to a point.  Wish I could have known him longer.

Farewell slinger!

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Post by Rat Man on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 7:42am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 6:00am:
hi folks i dont know if you will recieve this or not. this is Curious Aardvarks father. i regret to say my beloved son passed away last night Tuesday 22 november. We dont yet know the cause bit as you will see from previous posts he had benn very poorly.


Thank you for letting us know.  My most sincere condolences.

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Post by JudoP on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 7:46am
Very sad and shocked to read this. CA has contributed immensely to the slinging community and it just won't be the same without him. From reading this thread it is clear he kept his defiant and generous spirit to the end. RIP my friend.

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Post by Hirtius on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 8:15am
My condolences. He meant a great deal to all of us.

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Post by Kick on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 8:55am
This news is horrible. I won't deny that we had our differences on occasion, but I would never and could never deny the impact he has had on this sport. Without him and his dedication to this forum, I would not have met people I count as close friends now. C_A has been a huge part of my life and the fact I never gor to meet him in person is hard to accept. RIP.

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Post by Mersa on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 9:07am
Very sad to hear heís a true legend in this community and will be missed .

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Post by David Beatty on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 9:12am
My condolences to the family. I am deeply saddened for our loss.
The world is less colourful to-day.

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Post by IronGoober on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 10:14am
I believed he would beat this latest affliction. I am very saddened by this news.  He truly did bring a lot of people together by selflessly running this forum. He will be missed. Rest in peace, C_A.

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Post by David Morningstar on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 11:14am
This is absolutely terrible news. He was a good friend and a lynchpin of this community. You have my deepest condolences and the same from everyone here. Please let me know the funeral details, I will attend.

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Post by Sarosh on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 12:28pm
My condolences. He will be missed.

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Post by czechslinger1.0 on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 2:12pm
This is very terrible news. I shed quite a few tears when I read about it. Such a loss.

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Post by Joana_Llabres on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 3:05pm
My condolences to his family. RIP

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Post by Archaic Arms on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 4:09pm
Sincerest condolences.
The impact he had on this community was very significant, over his many years of dedication. Numerous friendships and countless connections might never have been made, if not for his work and commitment.
Rest in peace C.A.


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Post by Albert Foner on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 4:47pm
Horrible news. Very sad moment for the sling comunity. Our deepest condolences from the Balearic Sling Federation.
Al cel sia...

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Post by Blindsquirrel on Nov 23rd, 2022 at 7:51pm
My condolences, to his family and friends.

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Post by hubert on Nov 24th, 2022 at 6:35am
very sad, i will miss you and your homemade plum liqueur. RIP Alex

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Post by Lacumo on Nov 24th, 2022 at 12:28pm
Very sad to hear this.   My condolences to family and friends.

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Post by SerKraus on Nov 24th, 2022 at 1:54pm
This is tragic. He kept helping people out on the forum despite his terrible condition.

No father should ever have to bury a son, but this life simply isnít how we want it to be. Know that your son left a positive impact on many people around the world, and he will not be forgotten.

I will pray for you and your family, and I hope peace and comfort will be yours.

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Post by CrazyBrave333 on Nov 27th, 2022 at 12:06am
This is gutting- I feel sick reading this.

He was such a rock in the community with such a strong spirit.

I am so sad I never got around to sending him his sling last SITH- I canít really process he is goneÖ

I will miss him

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Post by Burner on Nov 29th, 2022 at 7:03pm
Rest I'm peace Alex. We were about the same age and joined about the same time. I loved getting his posts in the mail. We had a lot of mutual interests and he was a really decent bloke. My condolences to his family.

God bless,

Brett

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